Assad Claims Rebels Have Confessed to Using Chemical Weapons

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends the closing session of the Arab League Summit in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte on March 28, 2010. Arab leaders met behind closed doors to thrash out a united strategy against Israel's settlement policy as the Jewish state accused them of lacking moderation and blocking peace efforts. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: JOSEPH EID/2010 AFP

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hasn't talked with the American people in a few days, but he revealed in an interview with Venezuela's state-run Telesur network on Wednesday that his government has confessions from rebels that they brought chemical weapons into the country. He reports Syrian forces also found some of the rebels' labs, instruments, and chemical weapons stockpiles. Assad didn't share his proof during the interview, but says "we provided the evidence to the Russian government." The U.N. weapons inspectors who just returned to Damascus can probably go home now.